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December 20, 2011
Taylor Wootton scored 20 points to lift host Drexel to its first home win, a 72-59 pounding over City Six rival La Salle in women's basketball. Hollie Mershon added 13 points for the Dragons (5-3). Alexis Scott scored a game- and season-high 33 points for La Salle (3-8).   In another game: *  At St. Francis, Pa., Katie Kuester's 16 points led Saint Joseph's (6-4) to an 83-53 win.  
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February 15, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 2 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena Radio: WNTP-AM (990) Records: Davidson 16-6, 7-4 Atlantic Ten; La Salle 14-10, 6-5. Coaches: Davidson, Bob McKillop (26th season, 488- 299); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 172-164). Last meeting: La Salle won, 84-70, at the Charleston Classic on Nov. 20, 2009. Davidson's top three: Tyler Kalinoski (16.5 ppg., 5.9 rpg., 4.9 apg.); Jack Gibbs (15.8 ppg. 4.5 rpg.); Brian Sullivan (12.3 ppg.)
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January 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena. Radio: GoExplorers.com Records: Massachusetts 7-7, 0-1 Atlantic 10; La Salle 8-6, 0-1. Coaches: Massachusetts, Derek Kellogg (6th season, 116-93); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 166-15). Last meeting: Host Massachusetts won, 79-67, on Feb. 5, 2014. Massachusetts' top three: Maxi Escho (13.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg.), Cady Lalanne (13. ppg.., 9.1 rpg.), Derrick Gordon (11.4 ppg., 4.8 rpg.)
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January 14, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: University of Dayton Arena. Radio: WNTP 990 AM Records: La Salle (9-7, 1-2 Atlantic 10); Dayton (13-2, 3-0). Coaches: La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 167-161); Dayton, Archie Miller (4th season, 76-41) . Last meeting: Dayton won, 65-53, on Feb. 19, 2014, in Dayton. La Salle's top three: Jordan Price (17.3 ppg., 2.7 apg.), Jerrell Wright (11.3 ppg., 7.0 rpg.), Steve Zack (8.9 ppg., 8.6 rpg.). Dayton's top three: Jordan Sibert (16.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg.)
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March 28, 2013 | BY KEVIN MAHON, For the Daily News
THE MOST pressing matter on my mind leading up to La Salle's Sweet 16 game on Thursday is how I am going to obtain a ticket. Not to the West Regional semifinal against Wichita State, but to the Flyers-Islanders matchup taking place in Philly on the same night. Let me explain. I'm a bit superstitious, and in my mind the only way for La Salle to win on Thursday, is for me to be in the building I've visited each day the Explorers have won an NCAA Tournament game this year - the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 29, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - The good doctor didn't mean to be contrary. Dr. John Giannini was not being obtuse, or ornery, or even particularly prickly the past 2 weeks, when he disputed the "Cinderella" tag affixed to his Explorers. His dispute, of course, was meant to legitimize La Salle in his own players' eyes. He's practically a sports psychologist, for goodness' sake. Don't let him mesmerize you with that soothing tone. La Salle was as Cinderella a story as any team, ever.
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October 13, 2012
La Salle men's tennis player Dale Fetterman won both of his matches on Thursday to lead the Explorers to a 6-1 home win over the University of the Sciences. Fetterman beat the Devils' Cameron Carlock, 6-0, 6-1, in singles and teamed with Thomas MacLeod to beat Carlock and Peter Micu, 8-3, in doubles. Field hockey. Catherine Bitterly and Danielle Strong (Boyertown Area) each scored to lead Ursinus to a 2-1 win over host Bryn Mawr. Volleyball. Victoria Limmina had 18 digs and Cecily Scavicchio (Garnet Valley)
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November 21, 2012
Brittany Wilson hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to lift visiting La Salle to a 49-48 women's basketball victory over Lehigh Tuesday. Wilson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Explorers (1-3). Ebonee Jones added 10 points. Kerry Kinek tallied 17 points to lead Lehigh (1-2). In another game: Carmen Tyson-Thomas scored 23 points and Kayla Alexander added 20 as visiting Syracuse (4-0) routed Saint Joseph's, 80-39. Kelsey Berger had 10 points for the Hawks (2-2)
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January 31, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
The recipe for success for the Archbishop Wood basketball team isn't complicated. Getting the ingredients to coalesce, however, has been a challenge at times. The Vikings had no such worries Friday night against La Salle in a 73-63 victory in front of a raucous home crowd. The win was the third straight for Wood (10-7, 4-5), which had lost four straight games in Catholic League play before its recent streak. The biggest difference: playing team basketball. "I think they realized that if they trust each other, trust in the system and play together, they're hard to beat," said coach John Mosco.
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January 28, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
While Josh Sharkey handled the Archbishop Carroll offense, Miks Antoms anchored its defense, which gave up 98 points last week. The 6-foot-7 senior from Latvia blocked four shots as the Patriots overwhelmed visiting La Salle, 66-52, in the lone Catholic League contest Tuesday night. Last week, Neumann-Goretti skewered Carroll's defense for nearly 100 points. In the fourth quarter Tuesday, however, Antoms' defense started a sequence that illustrated vast improvement. "Play of the game," Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk said.
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January 26, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
THE HOME TEAM had lost 10 of 11. The visitors had won 11 of 12. Naturally, after 12 minutes late Sunday afternoon at Gola Arena, La Salle led Saint Joseph's, 19-8. The Hawks looked somewhere between uninterested and stuck in a giant snow drift. It was, of course, a mirage. La Salle is doing the best it can with what it has, which isn't nearly enough. It was just a question of when the game was going to turn. When it turned, it turned hard. The Hawks' defense suffocated the Explorers; they got out and began to run. The La Salle lead evaporated rapidly.
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January 22, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
An hour before tipoff, the front doors were open and a cold wind, more than a breeze, blew in from 33d Street down to the floor of the Palestra, where La Salle warmed up on the west end, Temple to the east. The building filled up, four schools getting their own quadrants. The place warmed up. The hoops ran hot and cold, but you didn't hear complaining. A Big Five doubleheader at the Palestra, once held twice a week, has come along once a decade lately. "Sitting in the huddle - I wanted to get out of the huddle," said Temple coach Fran Dunphy, mentioning how his old high school coach, Dan Dougherty, was in a group of former Big Five stars introduced during a timeout.
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January 22, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
MY FIRST TIME was on a late winter Saturday evening. The details remain hazy. Two of my high school friends from Baltimore were at Villanova and had been telling me I needed to get up to Philadelphia to see a Big 5 doubleheader at the Palestra. I got on a bus from College Park, Md., one Friday afternoon and somehow ended up on a train out to the Main Line. The next night, the first game, a k a the prelim, was already on when we got to the Palestra. Villanova was in the second game.
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January 21, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The noise didn't stop at the locker room door. Two teams would be playing, two would be waiting underneath the stands, which often seemed to shake, the vibrations carrying right into the room. "You'd be peeking out, trying to see who was playing well," Fran Dunphy said this week. "Because you knew every player. " Wednesday night at the Palestra, four teams will play basketball and also offer a nod to the past. Temple will face La Salle, and then St. Joseph's takes on Penn, and Dunphy hopes the fans for the second game get there early and the fans for the first game stay to the end. Because there is nothing exactly like this anywhere else in college basketball.
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January 21, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Devin Coleman understands that when his Temple team meets La Salle in a Big Five game at the Palestra, there will be added excitement in the place known as the cathedral of college basketball. To celebrate the Big Five's 60th anniversary, the Palestra will host a doubleheader Wednesday night, paying homage to the old days when these events were commonplace and gripped the basketball community. After the Temple-La Salle game at 7, St. Joseph's and Penn will meet at 9:30. "It's my first time playing in a doubleheader there and it will be a good experience," Coleman said.
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January 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Vaughn Covington is an extremely intelligent basketball player with a deft shooting stroke. The slender point guard for Neumann-Goretti also knows his limitations. In Saints' 74-50 win at La Salle on Monday night, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound senior did his damage from the perimeter. "That definitely was a big focal point coming into high school," Covington said. "I had to develop a good jump shot because I knew I wasn't going to be over 6-foot-1, and I'm skinny already so I wasn't going to be able to finish at the rim against bigger guys.
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January 12, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
MY TOP four NCAA Tournament seeds if the selections were today: East - Maryland South - Oklahoma Midwest - Michigan State West - Kansas If Penn had held on against Princeton at the Palestra, it would have been a rare perfect Saturday in the city, with three of the wins being upsets, two by teams that had to be wondering when (or if) they were going to win again. La Salle, a 12-point underdog, did exactly what it was supposed to do against Dayton at Gola Arena, play a low-possession game to keep its six-man team as fresh as possible and not give the superior forces any more chances than necessary.
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January 11, 2016 | By Andrew Albert, For The Inquirer
For much of Saturday's contest between La Salle and No. 25 Dayton, there was no action. Players were standing still for chunks of time - by design. The undermanned Explorers were forced into a slow, methodical game plan, but it worked. La Salle snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 61-57 win over the Flyers at Tom Gola Arena. La Salle (5-8, 1-2 Atlantic Ten) had just seven scholarship players available for the game, so it went back to the plan it used to start the season 4-0. At the start of almost every possession, an Explorers guard dribbled until the shot clock reached around 10 seconds, with no intention of making a play.
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